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Badger Style

Photo: Badger fans

As Badger fans prepare to head to Pasadena for another Rose Bowl, University Communications photographers Jeff Miller and Bryce Richter look back on the 2011 football season and capture the essence of Badger style in a slide show. Employing body paint, wacky hairstyles and fun fashion choices, Badger fans stand out in a crowd, whether in Madison or sunny southern California.

Top Stories

Website follows the Badgers’ return to Pasadena

An interactive website, rosebowl.wisc.edu, will follow the Badger faithful as they head to southern California for the 2012 Rose Bowl — and connect with those who cheer the Badgers at home, wherever they are. Related coverage: uwbadgers.com and uwalumni.com.

Why isn’t Lake Mendota frozen?

Photo: Lake Mendota shore

Wide swaths of lawn aren’t the only odd sight on campus this late in December. There is still all kinds of open water on either side of Madison’s isthmus, as ice (pictured, from early 2011) has yet to take hold on lakes Mendota or Monona.

State panel approves campus projects

Graphic: Architect's rendering

A number of campus projects were approved by the State Building Commission, including the first phase of the Memorial Union renovation, a major part of the Lakefront Gateway project.

Show your Bucky pride!

The Badgers are headed to the Rose Bowl. Show your Badger pride with Bucky gear. Get 20% off all Bucky logo items at the DoIT Tech Store.

Around Campus

Celebrities give HEADRUSH a boost

What do Scarlett Johansson, Gerard Butler, Justin Timberlake and Eva Longoria all have in common? Along with other celebrities, they each recently posed for a new book to benefit HEADRUSH, a brain cancer research fund at the UW Carbone Cancer Center.

Buzz

From the Archives: 1963 Rose Bowl

View a set of photos that document the 1963 Rose Bowl, known as one of the greatest bowl games of the 20th century. Wisconsin, under the direction of quarterback Ron Vander Kelen, mounted an incredible comeback attempt in the fourth quarter but the USC Trojans defeated the Wisconsin Badgers, 42–37.

Milestones

Four receive honors from American Physical Society

Four UW researchers -- John Bookse, Michael Graham, George McKee Jr. and Gary Shiu -- are among 240 newly named fellows of the American Physical Society.

Singer named advising director

As part of a comprehensive plan to improve student academic advising services, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has named Wren Singer to the new position of director of undergraduate advising.

In Memoriam

Biomolecular chemist Paul J. Bertics dies at 55

Biomolecular chemist Paul J. Bertics, a member of the School of Medicine and Public Health faculty, died unexpectedly at home on Thursday, Dec. 22 at age 55. Related: Read a reflection on his work by one of his former students.

In the Media

Atlantic Monthly interviews Jack Williams on climate change

Photo: Jack Williams

In his research, Jack Williams, director of the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research, studies the impact climate change had at the end of the last ice age – around 15,000 years ago.

Events

CNCS winter reception is Jan. 18

The Council for Non-represented Classified Staff (CNCS) is an organization for classified employees that provides a focused approach to giving input on campus issues and decisions.

Interact

Rose Bowl Memories

What's your favorite memory of the Badgers in Pasadena? Share your thoughts ahead of the big game. Inside UW-Madison returns on Jan. 10.

Get Involved: Submit an idea, link or photo to Inside UW–Madison.